Referrals for Newly Diagnosed or T2DM Patients With Inadequate Glycemic Control for Phase III Clinical Trial

Dear Colleague, With the rise of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) amongst pediatric patients, it is imperative to expand safe and effective treatment options. We are  currently participating as investigators for a Phase III sitagliptin research study for pediatric patients with T2DM. As an investigator, we would like to ask for your help with patient referrals.…

Referrals for T2DM Patients Who Are Not Well-Controlled on Metformin Monotherapy for Phase III Clinical Trial

Dear Colleague, With the rise of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) amongst pediatric patients, it is imperative to expand safe and effective treatment options. We are currently participating as investigators for a Phase III sitagliptin research study for pediatric patients with T2DM who are not well-controlled on metformin monotherapy. As an investigator, we would like to…

Prevalence of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes causing invasive and non-invasive disease in South East Asia: A review

This review of prevalence of serotypes causing PD in South East Asia might be of interest to the ASAP fraternity. The serotypes covered under PCV10, Prevenar13 and PPV23 in Malaysia is based on this review. For detail analysis see the attached excel sheet below. Abstract Background: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of bacterial infections…

Influenza: aiming at a moving target

An interesting video from European Scientists Fighting Influenza website. The online influenza tool is a project of the European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI), a group of multidisciplinary scientists who aim to combat the impact of epidemic and pandemic influenza. Regular communication with healthcare professionals is one of the group’s top priorities. To see…

Presentation Videos: Facts About Sugars

Presentation 1: Sugars and potential sugars in food labelling. Dr.John Monro Presentation 2: The Importance of energy balance in children’s diets: The role of sugars. Prof. Peter Davies Presentation 3: Are Malaysian children taking too much sugars? What are the health concerns? Dr. Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin Date: 9th July 2011 (Saturday) Venue: One World Hotel,…

CPG – Management of Transfusion Dependent Thalassaemia – Nov 2009

1. INTRODUCTION The thalassaemias are a heterogeneous group of genetic disorders with defective synthesis of one or more globin chains. In Malaysia, the most common types are the α and β thalassaemias. The β thalassaemias together with its heterozygous interaction with HbE disease constitute the bulk of the patients’ load. The most recent data from the Malaysian Thalassaemia Registry…

CPG – Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children And Adolescents – Oct 2008

1. INTRODUCTION Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequently encountered childhood-onset neuro-behavioural disorders in primary care settings. It has defining features of inattention, over-activity and impulsivity. The core symptoms co-exist with other emotional, behavioural and learning disorders.1, 2 Often primary care physicians, paediatricians, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and others are asked to evaluate and treat a…

CPG – Management of Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura – August 2006

1. INTRODUCTION Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) affects both children and adults. It is an autoimmune disorder characterised by persistent thrombocytopenia (peripheral platelet count of less than 150 x109/L) due to autoantibody binding to platelet antigen(s) causing their premature destruction by the reticuloendothelial system, in particular the spleen. In childhood, the peak age is 2-4 years, girls and boys are…